Josh Banta

Josh Banta


Phone: 903-566-7189


Josh Banta

Josh Banta

Title: Professor
Department: Biology
Building: BEP 109
Phone: 903.566.7189


  • Senior Postdoctoral Associate, New York University, 2008-2011
  • Ph.D., Ecology and Evolution Stony Brook University, 2004-2008
  • Ph.D. (transferred with advisor) University of Tennessee, 2001-2004
  • B.S., Biology (Cum Laude)
  • Certificate, GIS Mapping


Teaching Experience

  • General Biology I (The University of Texas at Tyler)
  • Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology Lab (Stony Brook University)
  • Biology I Lab (University of Tennessee)
  • Biology II Lab (University of Tennessee)
  • Ecology Lab (University of Tennessee)

Mentored 28 undergraduates during the last 10+ years, including 17 women and three minorities. Five students presented their research at international professional meetings, and three of them received competitive travel awards. At least nine students have gone on to graduate school in science, or chosen research careers, and one of them has received an NIH pre-doctoral fellowship.